Today’s Solutions: November 26, 2022

Climate Action

What is Climate Action? Climate Action is humanity's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance our planet's resilience against climate change. From adaptation to mitigation, at The Optimist Daily you will learn about the most recent positive news stories and solutions targeting climate change and other environmental issues.

Bee-friendly wildflower meadow

Bee-friendly wildflower meadows are blooming across Germany’s biggest cities

Germany is home to about 580 wild bee species, most of which have their habitat in urban areas. More than half of these species are endangered or on the brink of extinction. The increased use of insecticides, exposure to noxious exhaust fumes, and above all a loss of diverse habitats, are the main Read More...

Beyond seawalls: How oysters c

Beyond seawalls: How oysters can more sustainably protect our coastlines

We’ve written at length about using natural materials to restore degraded coastlines. The strong natural composition of oysters makes them a popular choice for these projects and in Southern California, one scientist is combining native oysters with the power of seagrass to promote coastline Read More...

Ghana takes on ambitious refor

Ghana takes on ambitious reforestation effort to plant at least 5 million trees

Just over a week ago, people in Ghana decided to take on the impressive initiative of planting at least five million trees under the “Green Ghana” program. The launch of the project follows the expansion of mining and agriculture that, according to environmentalists, has led to an Read More...

Oregon is the third state in t

Oregon is the third state in the US to legalize human composting

Life and death are part of the circle of life, but in modern times we have taken on environmentally unfriendly burial practices that interfere with nature’s cycle. For instance, embalming a body before it gets buried takes about three gallons of embalming chemicals such as formaldehyde, Read More...

This video game enables player

This video game enables players to tackle real-world environmental problems

From companies using more recycled materials in their products to corporations increasing their focus on sustainability, and people learning about ways to green up their lifestyle, climate change concerns have become ubiquitous. Now, even video games are joining the climate movement. One of these Read More...

Climate campaigners claim vict

Climate campaigners claim victory over Belgium's inadequate climate policy

Climate campaigners in Brussels came out on top last Thursday in court against the Belgian government in another victory that demonstrates how, when it comes to climate policies, the people can overturn the presiding authority of their countries. The campaigners claimed that Belgium’s climate Read More...

This self-sufficient floating

This self-sufficient floating island is designed to clean up our oceans

Here at The Optimist Daily, we have a soft spot for creative solutions to environmental challenges. That’s why we’re happy to share with you the story of the 8th continent — an award-winning design that recycles ocean plastic and is fully self-sustainable. Designed by Lenka Petráková, a Read More...

World Unity Week: Indigenous w

World Unity Week: Indigenous wisdom, climate change, and peace on Earth

Welcome to World Unity Week! We’re collaborating with other change-making organizations around the world to promote healing, community, and discussion. Each day, we will be featuring one of the many great events happening this week, and we encourage you to head over to the World Unity Week Read More...

7 Valuable lessons to learn fr

7 Valuable lessons to learn from Indigenous wisdom keepers

Natasha Deganello Giraudie, a filmmaker from Venezuela, first encountered Indigenous wisdom keepers as a child on a road trip through her home country. She noticed, even at her young age, how the Pemón people had an emotional and spiritual connection to their ancestral lands, and treated rivers, Read More...

This Chicago project raises th

This Chicago project raises the bar for sustainable urban development

With city populations expected to increase dramatically in the coming decades, it is essential that we take up a model for low-carbon development that promotes a thriving and sustainable future for urban communities. A recent development proposal in downtown Chicago is the embodiment of such a Read More...